On Mon, 19 Apr 2004, Lee Hosty wrote:
> > You should also be looking in /var/log/auth.log to see if you can see
>> ah. yes. found the problem, I think:
>> Apr 19 17:47:30 helium sshd: warning: /etc/hosts.allow, line 16:
> can't verify hostname:
> gethostbyname(rfc1918.space.should.not.be.used.on.publicips) failed
> Apr 19 17:47:30 helium sshd: refused connect from 192.168.0.6
>> As Gavin McCullagh pointed out "something must have changed" :/
>> It seems /etc/hosts.deny now contains "ALL : PARANOID" which I'm almost
> certain wasn't the case a few weeks ago.
As it happens, it was /etc/hosts that was the problem, along with extra
computers on the WAN - with all except the knoppix box using DHCP.
Is there a standard method of dealing with this? A wildcard in
/etc/hosts.allow I would presume?
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